01 Jun '12, 5pm

Fact: The recycling rate is stagnant. Could a new school curriculum help move it up?

Fact: The recycling rate is stagnant. Could a new school curriculum help move it up?

ISRI's school curriculum plans to go "Beyond the Bin," encouraging kids to know what goes on behind the scenes when they recycle. Photo: Flickr When we recycle, we often think of the next generation of Earth-dwellers that will eventually live with our waste. Many avid recyclers teach their children the importance of material reuse– but what if children without access to that education had a chance to change the world, too? That’s exactly what The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) intends to provide. Partnering with The JASON Project , a program managed by the National Geographic Society that pairs students with high level scientists, ISRI plans to make recycling education part of an “age appropriate” school curriculum countrywide for grades K-4, 5-8 and 9-12. Check Out: Green Money-Saving Lessons We Learned in Kindergarten ISRI has long been looking for a way ...

Full article: http://earth911.com/news/2012/06/01/isri-school-recycling...

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